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Ealing Studios: A Movie Book
by Charles Barr
This classic study of British filmmaking, first published in the United States in 1980, has been updated to bring a 1990s perspective to the work of the studio that gave the world such unforgettable comedies as Passport to Pimlico and The Lavender Hill Mob. The heyday of Ealing Studios lasted approximately from 1939 to 1951, generating a roster of films that projected–by d ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published February 2nd 1999 by University of California Press
(first published 1999)
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This book describes Ealing as consisting of dramas with a documentary background and comedies about average people, which is about as succinct as one can be about a studio that did so much in such a short amount of time. When Michael Balcon took over in 1939, the studio has been putting out films for a decade under Basil Dean. The Dean era is not discussed much here, unfortunately, though many of their better films are included on a line of DVDs called Ealing Studios Rarities. The author makes a ...more